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Old 03-31-2006, 04:50 PM   #1
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Samba symbolic share throwing NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

I'm trying to set up a Samba share and
a) include symbolic links as subdirs
b) have share path as a symbolic link

This used to work up until yesterday. I re-installed Redhat 7.3 (HD failure) (Kernel: 2.4.20-18.7), restored from a backup, and I can't figure out what I've done to hose the system up.

I've tried:

follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes
unix extensions = no

all to no avail.

I've run
chmod 777
against everything relevant I can think of just in case (I'll put it back later) but still no love. :-(

# mount
/dev/hdd1 on /mnt/hdd1 type ext2 (rw)

# cd /home/share
# ls -al
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root shared 21 Mar 31 03:33 files -> /mnt/hdd1/share/files

# cat /etc/smb.conf
comment = share
path = /home/share/files
read only = no
writable = yes
printable = no
inherit permissions = yes
create mode = 0664
follow symlinks = yes

# smbclient -U myAccount //MyServer/share
password: ********
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

I can connect to any other shares on MyServer without any trouble but the symbolic links on all the shares are not showing up. If I use a sybolic link to a directory on the same drive, everything's okay. When I link to a path that's mounted, the remote servers will not see or follow the links

Any suggestions?

Last edited by ala_frosty; 03-31-2006 at 06:17 PM.
Old 03-31-2006, 06:51 PM   #2
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Finally figured this pesky thing out:

chmod o+rx /mnt


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